Atlanta Braves Add More Veteran Depth By Signing Bartolo Colon
The veteran presence continues to build in Atlanta as the Braves signed pitcher Bartolo Colon to an one-year contract this afternoon.
Bartolo Colon is the latest veteran to join the Atlanta Braves as late last week the team signed former Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey to a contract. With a new generation of talent coming to Atlanta very soon, this Atlanta Braves team has been missing a veteran presence in this rotation ever since the loss of Tim Hudson’s departure to the San Francisco Giants in 2014. Bartolo Colon and Dickey will now be those veterans added to this young Braves pitching rotation.
The last couple of seasons Bartolo Colon has been playing on a year-to-year contract with the New York Mets, and now he will be headed to Atlanta on a one-year contract. In the last three seasons with the Mets, last season was Colon’s best year with the team. Last season Colon posted a 15-8 record with an 3.43 ERA and 128 strikeouts.
While still playing at a high level heading into age 44 season, Colon will continue to be an one-year contract for teams. Colon could quite possibly be playing his final season in baseball in 2017. Bartolo Colon is currently looking at being the team’s #3 entering the season playing behind Julio Teheran and R.A. Dickey.